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Are you fascinated by the effect of turbulence on wind energy production? Are you highly motivated to do a PhD in a dynamic research environment? We are looking for a PhD student to study flow dynamics in wind farms using state-of-the-art computer simulations!
Advancements in wind turbine technology have resulted in growing use of wind energy to reduce carbon emissions. Modern wind turbines and wind farms are becoming so large that their performance is affected by atmospheric turbulence flow phenomena that are not yet well explored. In this PhD project, you will develop novel large-eddy simulation techniques to investigate the interaction between different wind farm clusters, as is for example planned in the North Sea region, and the interaction with large-scale weather phenomena.
University of Twente (UT)
We seek highly motivated early-career researchers with an excellent background in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, applied physics, or closely related areas! Programming experience (Fortran, C/C++, MATLAB, Python) is a plus. Must enjoy working in an internationally oriented environment and contributing to the research of team-members. We welcome strong interpersonal skills and interest in sharing knowledge at conferences and meetings. Proficiency in English is required, both spoken and written.
Conditions of employment
This position plays a key role in this wind farm project and will be embedded in a dynamic research group with colleagues working on similar topics.
- Full-time 4-year PhD position.
- Full status as an employee, including pension and health care benefits. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities.
- We provide a stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research facilities, including access to top supercomputers.
- A personal development program within the Twente Graduate School, combined with excellent mentorship
- Gross monthly salary of € 2.395 in the first year, increasing each year up to € 3.061 in the fourth year.
- A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
- Between 29 and 41 leave days in case of full-time employment.
- The university is situated on a green campus with facilities for sports and other activities.
- Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation).
Work is carried out in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. We study various fluid mechanical problems using experiments, simulations, and theoretical methods. The group is embedded in the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics, and the J.M. Burgerscentrum for Fluid Mechanics. For further information, you are encouraged to visit us at https://stevensrjam.github.io/Website/ and http://pof.tnw.utwente.nl, where you can read more on our research.